The Legami by Elena Salmistraro collection takes inspiration from the human hand, both as a graphic and conceptual theme, which is recognised universally as a symbol of human connection and exchange. Using stylised graphics that outline sinuous and complex shapes, Elena Salmistraro has developed the concept in a series of rugs, one for each finger - circular for the thumb, and rectangular for the forefinger, middle, ring and little fingers - plus a final carpet, dedicated to the hand itself, bearing an irregular shape whose edges follow the lines of the motifs.
Tai Ping’s skilled craftsmen, in close collaboration with the designer, have transformed the original designs into a series of high quality carpets thanks to their unparalleled expertise in hand-tufting.
Elena Salmistraro, one of the most exciting and significant modern designers, is respected both for her imaginative creative style and meticulous designs. The Milan-based designer’s particular approach to creativity brings together design, art and illustration. Admired for her poetic and emotive creations, Elena Salmistraro was named Frame magazine’s Designer of the Year in 2022.